Audio – Visual Videographer

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945esult of Service

Delivery of different video and photo story packages covering major and ongoing UN-Habitat campaigns, events and projects.

Expected duration7.5 months


UN-Habitat is the United Nations agency responsible for urbanization and human settlements, mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing shelter for all and sustainable development.

UN-Habitat is looking for an Audio-Visual Videographer , primarily based in Nairobi, Kenya, who is able to deliver a variety of different video and photo story packages to cover and to provide material for campaigns, events, projects and themes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of Communications and Media Section, the consultant will perform the following duties:

  • Film, edit and disseminate video messages from UN-Habitat leadership & partners.
  • Coordinate the production of a steady stream of short-form videos for use on social media.
  • Research, produce, and edit high-quality, original, timely and visually captivating videos relevant to UN-Habitat’s work and key messages.
  • Occasional travel to the field to capture multimedia story packages.
  • Manage and curate UN-Habitat’s digital video archives through platforms such as Youtube.
  • Produce videos including scripting and subtitles in different formats including short form for use as curtain raisers at events.
  • Provide video and photography coverage at events and quickly turn around content for use on the website and social media.
  • Work with other UN photographers and videographers to provide support as needed particularly within UNON.
  • Submit footage in appropriate format and with necessary material to news agencies and for use in their editorial pieces and website.
  • Produce videos for donor and stakeholder visibility
  • Propose original story-telling opportunities and ideas for UN-Habitat’s consideration.
  • Serve as a focal point for video requests from media, regional offices and partners.
  • Arrange live streaming of events through UN-Habitat social media platforms and livestreaming platforms.
  • Streamline the look and feel of the UN-Habitat Youtube Channel.


Academic QualificationsHigh School Diploma, Diploma in Communications, International Relations or a related field is required.


  • A minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in shooting and editing long and short form video packages for media or international organizations is required.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and other Creative Suite software is required.
  • Experience in photography on DSLR cameras is required.
  • Drone/aerial filming experience is desirable.
  • Experience working with the UN is desirable;

Language:  English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

How To Apply

Closing Date : 6 December. 2021

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